My DS is a junior in high school and has a good overall package, but has taken the ACT twice and his reading and writing scores are in the toilet, 19 & 20. His composite score is only 24 as a result. English is not much better at 22. He does well in math at 30. Science low at 25. Scheduled to test again in April. I have read on this forum that USNA and NROTC only look at math and English, so this would give him a 26 composite. This is still low. If his scores don't improve, looking for speculation on what his chances for either USNA or NROTC are. His other stats are: unweighted GPA 3.85. School is competitive, small private school with 275 total students, only 69 in his class where he is ranked 15 - Top 22% is low I know. 5 Honors classes, including geometry, chemistry, advanced algebra & trig, English 11, physics; AP biology and AP US History. Spanish 3, precalc. Senior yr schedule 5 AP'S in Eng, Span, Calc, USGovt/Econ, Physics 3 yrs concert band, will be 4 yrs next yr. 3 yrs football, 2 varsity. 3 yrs basketball, 1 varsity. 3 yrs baseball, 1 varsity. Captain on freshman basketball, JV basketball and on JV baseball. NHS President of sophomore class on student council, math tutor, mentor for 2 freshman students. EC'S: area community clothes closet/food pantry junior executive board. Volunteers 4 hrs every Saturday 4 hrs in clothes closet. Organized clothes drive in school for clothes closet. Volunteer with American Legion, VFW, Disabled Veterans of America at VA Hospital. Mission trip to Mexico with church group. Other various volunteering in community with church group. Church camp counselor 2 yrs . Will be attending Boys State this July. Going to USNA CVW later this month. Accepted to USNA SS. Accepted to USAFA SS but declined due to conflict with Boys State. 300+ total volunteer hrs. Any thoughts or opinions welcomed from the wise sages. Thank you.